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Ga. Senate committee passes charter amendment

Posted: 02/23/2012 - Supporters of charter schools say the court's decision was overreaching. Opponents say the state should not pass laws that would usurp local control over education.

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SC House committee approves state spending plan

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Updated: 02/23/2012 - Committee Chairman Brian White says employees were due a raise after three years without, as many also took on extra duties due to job losses in the recession.

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Ga. lawmakers pass amendment on charter schools

Updated: 02/22/2012 - Opponents say the state should not create charter schools when public school districts are facing $1 billion in state cuts and steep declines in local property tax revenue.

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More Ga. districts converting to charter systems

Updated: 02/20/2012 - Each school in a charter district creates a council of teachers, parents and community members that makes budgetary, hiring and other decisions instead of relying on the district's central administration.

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SC State trustees meet, say nothing about probe

Posted: 02/16/2012 - When they came out, board Vice Chairman John Corbitt issued a statement saying President George Cooper would have to answer any questions about the school's internal investigation.

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Ga. GOP compromises on charter school amendment

Posted: 02/16/2012 - House Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones has added language guaranteeing that cash-strapped schools will not see reduced funding if the state creates charter schools.

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Bill would block education standards in SC

Updated: 02/16/2012 - Common Core outlines what skills students in kindergarten through 12th grade nationwide should learn to be ready for college and careers, replacing the standards that now vary state-to-state.

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Technical colleges get $50K to help with GED costs

Updated: 02/16/2012 - Experts say 1.2 million adults in Georgia do not have a high school diploma or GED. More than 19,000 residents earned their GED last year through the technical college system's adult education program.

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